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Accident: 120123.015 - Employee Falls From Order Picker, Suffers Multiple Injuries

Accident: 120123.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 03/30/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1391959.01504/08/2019Castella Imports, Inc.
At 7:00 a.m. on March 30, 2019, an employee was operating an order picker workin g at a height of approximately 6 feet in order to retrieve a case of olives. The employee stepped onto an empty pallet on the second level of the rack when it g ave way. He fell to the first level rack below landing on his side on a pallet a nd boxes of product. He fractured lumbar and thoracic vertebrae, fractured his r ibs, suffered an fibular avulsion fracture at the left knee and a concussion and was hospitalized. He was not wearing the provided personal fall protection at t he time of the accident.
Keywords: abrasion, avulsion, back, chest, concussion, contusion, fall, fall protection, fracture, head, knee, leg, material handling, neck, order-picker , pallet, palletized cargo, picking an order, powered industrial vehicle, r
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1391959.015 57 M Hospitalized injury Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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